Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sleepless Nights & Clean Closets

Cherokee Cycle Park - I know - what a name huh? haha! That's where we went 4-wheelin' a couple of weeks ago (from post below) and last weekend.

I had a blast with Derik and his family this past weekend... there was about 20 of them there - cousins, aunts/uncles, family friends... it was a lot of fun, but I am so tired!

Now with Derik being home, I see him in the evenings and he or I don't leave until 1am or after. It's been a tiring week, but I'm so glad when he is home.

Derik and his Dad and D.J. were going to leave Friday day and us girls would leave Friday after I got off work. Well, Derik used his "son magic" and talked his dad into leaving Thursday night - at about 1am. I left soon after. So - night #1 my bed came at like 1:30am.

Both nights Sat/Sun I didn't get to bed until close to 2am, there's night #2 and #3. We woke up at like 8-9am. I was exhausted... and we rode 4-wheelers almost all day, and some in the night.

Monday I took off just to have a day off with Derik. We met his sister Janeane and his sister's boyfriend (D.J. - from the last 4-wheelin' trip) and my brother Kevin for lunch. At good old McAllister's - I love me some sweet tea, oh I want some now! haha!

We went to the Family Christian bookstore and all got CDs and D.J. had to leave for work and my brother home to do homework... So, the 3 of us left went.... SHOPPING!.... I have come to the realization that I'm a shop-a-holic. Hello, my name's Brittney and I'm a shop-a-holic. I felt so guilty for buying some things that day, that when I got home, me and Janeane did a thorough cleaning of my closet and drawers. I couldn't believe it, but I STILL had stuff from high school - all the way from my freshman year, and some in sophomore and senior year. People that's 10+ years -- I AM SO OLD! Janeane was ashamed of me - haha! But, some of it fit - so what's a girl to do... Janeane's criteria was "I like it" "I don't like it" "It's up to you"... so whenever she said "It's up to you" I took that as a - "ummm, no" So, needless to say I came away with 2 FULL Trash bags and I mean big trash bags. I even got rid of..... SHOES..... *gasp* - So, let me know if any of you want me to pull some things out for you. Otherwise, I'm trying to find a consignment store around Austin - never done that before, but if I can get some money out of this... then hey, let's go for it.

So, I feel a lot better about the things I got, cause I really did need them, I just didn't know it with all the stuff I had. Night #4, I didn't get to bed until 2:30am.

Tuesday was a somewhat normal day... work, and then a text from Derik "want to see a movie". Of course I do! Movie was at 9:50pm - yes, left work a little early :) Movie ended around midnight. We decided we wanted some coffee... came to the realization that it really was 12am and no Starbucks would be open, so we resorted to IHOP. I haven't eaten there in forever. We had a blast cause no one was there. And, we relived our jokes from the weekend. Night #5, I didn't get to bed until 2am. Do you see a pattern?

Wednesday Derik came over and we watched some Office seasons - I now have 1-3 yea! We went to eat lunch at the famous Pecan Street Deli in Pflugerville - yum :) Then I was off to work... Derik came over again and left around midnight. But, I have been working on the photos from my Photo Session #1 - with my neighbor Brent - during work when it's not busy. I still had to finish editing/retouching the ones with him and his older brother Brandon for their dad's birthday present (which is next Tuesday). So, Night #6 - bedtime 2:30am.

Today I am just so tired! I finished up the retouching of the pictures last night (or this morning) and my printer is out of ink and I have no photo paper... so, didn't think about making a CD, but I went and bought ink and paper before work - why is ink so expensive!

Right now, I'm ready to be off and in a bed, but I still need to work on some photos... and pick out my favs. I'll post some later on... when I'm conscious - haha. I absolutely love it when I'm doing it, but I'm so tired from lack of sleep. Here's hoping that Night #7 is going to be an early (earlier) night's sleep.

I'm looking foward to this weekend :) and looking foward to some sleep!